FREE WEBINAR on “ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION OF SOILS: EFFICIENT AND RESPONSIBLE SOIL QUALITY ASSESSMENT”

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Date: 30/04/2020

Time: 12:00 CET

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ABOUT
The Joint Innovation Centre of BAS is oraganising a free webinar which will give an opportunity for the participants to acquire basic knowledge on innovative methods for assessment of soil pollution and erosion through on-line discussion on two case studies.
The first case study is related to site assessment for the presence of soil contamination in the area of lignite-burning power plant complex “Schwarze Pumpe” in Saxony, Eastern Germany. For that purpose, the first step is to characterize the natural and anthropogenic factors at the study area (geology, soil types, main pollution sources) and magnetic susceptibility data. The second stage includes description of the major heavy metals emitted by coal burning power plants. The last step includes guidance notes how to interpret the results of field measurements of soil magnetic susceptibility and how to formulate suitable set of analyses and methods for site assessment and characterization in terms of soil quality.
The second case study (based on open case studies/soil/ at the University of British Columbia) - deals with evaluation of soil erosion on sloping agricultural lands in the middle mountains of Nepal. The major tasks will be: characterization of soil quality of sloping agricultural lands in Nepal; acquaintance with the nature of erosion processes; learning how to interpret the results of erosion plot data.

THE LECTURER AND MODERATOR
Professor Diana Jordanova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of environmental and rock magnetism (h-index 18 in SCOPUS (2018) data base with over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals). Her main research interests are related to paleoenvironmental reconstructions based on magnetism of loess-paleosolsediments, quaternary climate, magnetometry applied, to mapping/ monitoring of anthropogenic pollution of soils, sediments and urban dust, soil magnetism.

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